Wild & Wacky, Witty & Wonderful Workshop Work Week—Take 4!

May 29—June 2, 2011

Third Wild and Wacky, Witty and Wonderful Workshop Work Week – otherwise known as W-7.4

Come to the mountains of east Tennessee and spend one of the best starts to your summer ever with Highlander staff and people from around the country at W-7.4.

MORNINGS: Spend the awakening sunlight hours in those renowned rocking chairs building on the idea of Highlander – workshops on popular education, social justice organizing, movement building, and the history of social change & what all that can mean in your organizing and community work today.

AFTERNOONS: Spend the afternoon hours of sunshine in service to the place of Highlander. As part of a team – and in a praxis that continues learning from each other through dialogue and educational exchange – prune in the orchard, cultivate in the garden, clear a hiking trail, plant trees ‘on the hill’, build a bench, or file in the office, for example. There will be volunteer jobs for all levels of skill and ability.
The cost for this 2-day workshop is $350-500 and includes room and board. Some scholarships are available for people with limited means who are actively engaged in social change (please send scholarship application with your registration!)  Childcare and English/Spanish translation can be provided upon request.

Download an application here.

For more information, contact:  Kristi Coleman (Coleman@highlandercenter.org) 865-933-3443 ext.221, or email hrec@highlandercenter.org

You can send the application on-line or mail it with a check to:  Kristi Coleman, Highlander Center, 1959 Highlander Way, New Market, TN 37820, Fax number is 865-933-3424.  We can take payment by check or credit card.

4 Responses

  1. i love your website it is great knowing a non profit organization such as yours informs and educates people about other peoples lifestyles and the hisory of what civil rights activist went through the stuggles they indured in their fight for the simple rights everyone deserves. god bless each and everyone of you.

  2. Checking on W7 option.

    2 days? 5 days?

    Just saw the W7 gathering on your website, I have been carrying around the Highlander internship application and working on it for a possible time period in 2012. I don’t have paid work now so am realizing that the timing for the W7 might be good. I’d still need to figure out transportation and costs coming from Minnesota.

    One, is there still room for a quiet, hard-working organizer? Two, if I end up flying to Knoxville instead of driving is there a bus or way to get from the airport to HREC?

    I’ll wait to hear from you but could quickly send along the application since some of the questions are like the ones on the internship app.

    Thinking of you and the hills of Tennessee. K

  3. Hola,
    Vivo en Aurora, IL. Estoy interesado en asistir a los talleres. Por lo tanto me gustaria saber si aun hay espacio para participar. Trabajo en Family Focus y mi director esta interesado en que se trabaje en sus programas aplicando la Educacion Popular. Asi que por este motivo le estoy escribiendo. Yo soy Trabajador Social, me gradue en San Luis Potosi, he sido Educador Polular en Mexico desde hace mas de 12 anos.

  4. Good afternoon!
    I am interested in signing up for the next Social Justice workshop. Please let me know what I need to do.
    Thanks so much,